Chargers’ Allen knows playoff opportunities are fleeting

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — As the longest-tenured player on the Los Angeles Chargers’ roster, Keenan Allen knows opportunities to get into the playoffs can be fleeting. This is only the third time the 10-year veteran has been in the postseason. The Chargers travel to Jacksonville on Saturday for an AFC wild-card round game. Allen’s season has mirrored the 10-7 Chargers’ path to their first postseason appearance since 2018. He had an early bout with injuries before returning in the second half of the season as the team prepared for a late run. In the eight games since his return, Allen had 60 catches and averaged 11.3 yards per reception.

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